November 18th, 2009, 08:27 PM
I am building a website and saw some site like cnn.com has copyright at bottom of the page.
Do they register a copyright somewhere?
November 18th, 2009, 09:32 PM
The design is automatically copyrighted (assuming no prior art) by virtue of its existence.
November 18th, 2009, 11:02 PM
A C enclosed in a circle represents a Copyright.
Originally Posted by ufmale
An R enclosed in a circle represents a Registered Copyright. Here is information on registering a copyright: linky
November 18th, 2009, 11:33 PM
Thank you very much for the info. What is actually the benefit to copyright the site? My friend and I created a site to let people post event information on http://www.julycenter.com
Originally Posted by hiker
The information is not actually my asset and it is free. I am not sure if we need to CopyRight?
November 19th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Originally Posted by ufmale
As to whether you should register the copyright, that's up to you. I have personally never copyrighted any of my sites, but I do put a copyright logo at the bottom of each. (C enclosed in a circle... I believe the html code is © )
Comments on this post
November 20th, 2009, 12:00 AM
You can register for copyright , there must be a copyright office in your city , you need to fill a form and pay $$ to get copyright for a book / web site ,etc .
November 21st, 2009, 06:47 AM
If you aren't worried about other people quoting your site, then why not use a Creative Commons license? (http://creativecommons.org/)
November 22nd, 2009, 11:02 PM
Good idea, but google will treat your original content as duplicate and your website will loose SERP .
Originally Posted by l8rm8e
November 23rd, 2009, 08:30 AM
Is it necessary that if some content is marked as copyright protected then it is indeed?
November 23rd, 2009, 11:41 AM
In the USA just go to copyright.gov all the forms you need are there and there's plenty of FAQs to help you know what to submit for a website. Don't bother looking for a "local copyright office" you won't find one (unless you're in the District of Columbia).
Originally Posted by it career
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December 10th, 2009, 05:02 PM
Wait...how do you figure? You think google automatically marks creative commons content as duplicate? Or are you assuming that once someone copies it and posts it on their website, your traffic will go down because more than one copy of the content is available? That may work for a character-by-character duplicate of the page contents, but if it's only a portion google won't know.
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January 24th, 2010, 10:47 PM
what do you think autoblog and copyright infringement,most of them do not link back to original source but still they make money from autoblog adsense that they made, I think they stealer but some people consider different I don't know what happen in their head